We expect Kevin Nolan to become the Newcastle United captain some time this week, and just one of the reasons he deserves the honor, is his empathy and admiration of the loyal Newcastle fans.
Kevin Nolan – empathy with Newcastle fans
And Nolan is backing Newcastle United to succeed in the Premier League – and that’s hardly a surprise is it – but he wants to do it with the fantastic backing of the best fans in the land.
Almost 4,000 Newcastle fans made the trek to Glasgow on Saturday, to support the lads in their 2-1 defeat at Rangers.
The actual result was disappointing, the performance wasn’t too bad, but the support from the Newcastle fans was absolutely first class – as per usual.
And compliments to the fans who made the journey last Saturday to support the lads – because the lads will definitely need that support this season.
And the first away game at Old Trafford a week tonight is already sold out, and it’s clear that Newcastle will not be short of their great support this season.
Kevin Nolan told the Shields Gazette today:
“They’re fantastic – it was brilliant to see them all,” “To bring so many, shows what they’re expecting this year.”
“We know it’s going to be tough, but we’re expecting them to be with us all the way. We’re going to need them, and I’ll thank them again for coming up.”
“They sung their hearts out, and they saw how happy the lads were with them. We all went over at the end, and hopefully they’ll be seeing a lot more winning football again come the season.”
“That’s the main thing – the hard work starts this week. We’re looking at that one game – the start of the Premier League. That’s where we want to be.”
It was not a good final pre-season game for Newcastle with two bad goals conceded, and the striking force at Newcastle seemingly just didn’t turn up on the day.
And we have Manchester United in one week’s time at Old Trafford, and they beat Chelsea 3-1 in the Charity Shield game yesterday.
Kevin continued and called things as they are, as usual:
“We conceded two sloppy goals, but if you’re going to do that, this is the time to do it,”
“We can eradicate that – we’ve got a week to work on it.” “Looking at the positives, the fitness is showing throughout the games.”
There’s no doubt that out first league game will be a big challenge, and there’s nothing to say we couldn’t sneak something out of that game, but the appearance of Ben Arfa and a couple more good players in the next 22 days of the transfer market, is certainly what most Newcastle fans would just love to see.
That includes us.